John Paczkowski

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A New Microsoft Windows Ad, I Suppose?

I’m not sure which is more humiliating, the fact that the opening ceremony for this year’s Olympics in China culminated with the unwitting projection of the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) onto the roof of the National Stadium, presumably in full view of Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates, who was in the audience. Or that the organizers of the event decided to run Windows XP, and not Vista, on their PCs and were happy to explain why. Said Lenovo Chairman Yang Yuanqing about Vista, “If it’s not stable, it could have some problems.”

Perhaps this is all part of that new Vista ad campaign, the “Mojave Experiment”

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Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik